Beckett is the girl nobody knows until she commits suicide. Then, suddenly, everyone had a class with her. Unfolding over the course of one night, Beckett Montgomery seeks solitude, in order to bring all of the voices in her head, together for a party, to figure out if tonight's the night she should end it all. "Butterflies..." is a high school, teen-drama, and is adapted from the young adult novel, "Party", written by award-winning author, Tom Leveen.
Kevin Stevenson is a Los Angeles native and an award winning filmmaker. He loves the great outdoors and has a passion for storytelling through the lens of moving pictures. More than anything, he loves attending small indie cinemas all over the world. With 8 years behind the camera as a Cinematographer, Kevin is directing his fourth feature film, with plans to direct his fifth indie film in the fall of 2021.
Earning his degree in Film and Electronic Arts, he has worked for various media companies creating original content for TV and film. Owner of Goreella Media LLC, he has made a nice home in East Los Angeles where he lives with his wife, 1-year old daughter, and a dog named The Great Bambino.
After reading the acclaimed novel “Party” by Tom Leveen, writer/producer Ryan Mccoy felt a strong connection with the story. So much, he optioned the story and spent the next year dedicated to making the movie based on the novel. This was a blessing and a curse, which led to Ryan attempting suicide. He keeps the suicide note in his top drawer as a reminder of how far he has fallen and how far he has climbed; to now setting up a movie studio in El Segundo, California.
Collaborating with director Kevin Van Stevenson, director of On The Brain, Baby Girl, and A Girl Upstairs, they had a tight deadline of 2 months after securing funding to put together locations, cast 17 characters, put together crew, and come up with a schedule for a 10 day shoot in Oxnard, CA. Stevenson also was the cinematographer and editor of Butterflies. Shooting on an Alexa Mini with Atlas Orion anamorphic lenses, plenty of ronin 2 gimbal shots, and edited on Premiere Pro.
With Evidence, Butterflies, and a 3rd feature, in post-production, Bugs under Mccoy’s belt, he has developed a team that has multiple projects in preproduction. They have coined the terms the “American New-Wave” and “Blue Collar Filmmaking” that is aimed at re-defining what indie filmmaking is going forward.